Race on the Ridge at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park
Posted on: 25 Aug 2014

"Race on the Ridge" at Chestnut Ridge Metro Park

 

Sunday, September 10, 2017 at High NOON

OMBC Race Series #8

2017 Race Photos by Stuart Siegfried

 2016 Race Report by Quickdirt

Race Description:  

Fast and furious, these trails will take you on wicked fun single track PLUS there is a great view of the Columbus sky line from atop the ridge after the apple barn climb.  The Start and Finish of the race begins at the trail head, located in the parking lot off Mason Road. The trail is an 8.5-mile single loop design with approximately 900’ elevation gain.  In the event of wet weather proceeding the race, the course may be reduced to 6.5-miles in order to eliminate the first couple miles located on the lower section of the trail.

 Trail Conditions, race location

 Race Course Map

Novice Class Racers 9.5 miles: ONE LAP

Sport Class Racers 19 miles:  TWO LAPS

Pro/Expert Racers 28.5 miles:  THREE LAPS

KIDS Clinic: After registration, bring your kids to the COMBO Kid’s Clinic Presented by Gator’s Bike Park!

Kids ages 5 to 12 can take place in a fun clinic from 9:30 to 10:30 in a safe environment.  Kids will learn basic bike skills from certified instructors.  Best of all, it’s free and fun!  Afterwards, the kids may want to stick around for the kids’ races that start at 11:00. 

Applebee's Kids Race 11AM:

Course Map and statistics

All Finishers will receive an official OMBC finisher’s medal. Division winners will also receive prizes.

Age Divisions 7-8, 9-10:   (about one mile) Kids race course begins on an open field trail and includes singletrack along the edge of the wooded area mostly visible from the start/finish area. Course includes a few dips as well as roots. 

Age Divisions 3-4, 5-6:  There will be a short field loop mostly visible to parents. Room for passing on a short, flat trail free of roots and rocks to give your young racer and taste of the race experience. Parents are welcome to ride along with their kids as long as they are not interfering with the race.

Kids and parents are encouraged and welcome to pre-ride the course to determine whether it is suitable and within the ability of your child. Please check with the race director if you can help lead out or sweep behind racers. 

Kids Race Awards:

All finishers will receive a custom OMBC finishers medal and a gift certificate good for a FREE Kids Meal at Applebee's Restaurants.

The top three racers in each division will receive prizes

 

OMBC AWARDS:

Pro/Expert, Singlespeed Class and all Sport Class racers will receive cash awards according to the OMBC payout chart located on the series information page. Please review this page for that and other important information. 

Pro/Expert and Sport Class Racers are allowed to exchange cash awards for prizes on the prize table. If you cannot stick around to pick up your award, you can pick up your cash envelop at any upcoming OMBC race. No awards will be mailed. 

The top third of Novice Racers will receive awards from the prize table. You must be present to pick up an award so be sure to stick around. (;  

All racers who complete at least 5 races are eligible for OMBC Series Awards.

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Registration: Sunday at 9AM

FREE Kids Skills Clinic: Ages 5-12 9:30-10:30am

FREE Kids Race: 11AM

Kids Race Awards: Immediately following race

Pre Race Meeting 11:50AM

OMBC Series Race: NOON

Awards following race

 

AWARDS: Pro/Expert, Singlespeed Class and all Sport Class racers will receive cash awards according to the OMBC payout chart located on the series information page. Please review this page for that and other important information. 

Pro/Expert and Sport Class Racers are allowed to exchange cash awards for prizes on the prize table. If you cannot stick around to pick up your award, you can pick up your cash envelop at any upcoming OMBC race. No awards will be mailed. 

The top third of Novice Racers will receive awards from the prize table. You must be present to pick up an award so be sure to stick around. (; 

All racers who complete at least 5 races are eligible for OMBC Series Awards.

 

OMBC Race Divisions 

Entry Fees:

$5 from every paid adult entry less park fee will benefit Central Ohio Mountain Bike Organization (COMBO)

Online Registration $35     Race Day Registration: $40

Novice Youth 12-14, 8-11 divisions Online Registration $10    Race Day Registration $15

Kids Race, 10 and under race is FREE to enter. Registration available on line and on race day.

Forms of Payment accepted: Cash or Checks made out to "OMBC" are welcome. Credit cards/debit card are only accepted for online registration. There is a $5 refundable fee for an OMBC number plate plus applicable entry fees.

Local Food Truck Vendor:  Nicolassa's Catering and Concessions 

Location:     Chestnut Ridge Mountain Bike Trail

5200 Mason Rd. NW,

Canal Winchester, OH

 

Coordinates: 39.809992, -82.771282

 

Google Map: Driving Directions Link

 

Driving directions:  

If you are coming on race day, Please follow the OMBC signs to parking in a large grassy field at the end of the small parking lot. Parking is limited so parking attendants may be there. However, please maximize the available space so everyone has a place to park. Thanks for your cooperation.

 

From the Cleveland/Akron Area

Continue onto I-71 S

140 mi

Take exit 107 on the left for Interstate 70 E toward Wheeling

0.428 mi

Merge onto I-70 E

3.32 mi

Take exit 105A to merge onto US-33 E/Southeast Expy toward Lancaster

Continue to follow US-33 E

10.2 mi

Take the Diley Rd exit toward Hill Rd

0.391 mi

Turn right onto Diley Rd

1,240 ft

Continue onto Hill Rd NW

1,306 ft

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd NW

0.866 mi

Take the 2nd left onto Winchester Rd NW

1.43 mi

Turn right onto Mason Rd NW

Destination is on the left

Driving time: 2.5 hours

 

From the Columbus Area
Take the ramp to Interstate 270 S/Wheeling

0.350 mi

Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-270 S and merge onto I-270 S

17.4 mi

Take exit 46B to merge onto US-33 E towardLancaster

7.44 mi

Take the Diley Rd exit toward Hill Rd

0.391 mi

Turn right onto Diley Rd

1,240 ft

Continue onto Hill Rd NW

1,306 ft

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd NW

0.866 mi

Take the 2nd left onto Winchester Rd NW

1.43 mi

Turn right onto Mason Rd NW

Destination is on the left

Driving time: 45 minutes (max)

 

From the Cincinnati Area

Take the Interstate 71 N ramp on the left to Columbus

1,266 ft

Merge onto I-71 N

99.4 mi

Take exit 101 to merge onto I-270 E toward Dayton/Wheeling

8.80 mi

Take exit 46 to merge onto US-33 E toward Lancaster

7.40 mi

Take the Diley Rd exit toward Hill Rd

0.391 mi

Turn right onto Diley Rd

1,240 ft

Continue onto Hill Rd NW

1,306 ft

Turn left onto Waterloo Rd NW

0.866 mi

Take the 2nd left onto Winchester Rd NW

1.43 mi

Turn right onto Mason Rd NW

Destination is on the left

Driving time: 2 hours

 Lodging:  N/A

Camping on-site: N/A

2014 Race Preview by Quickdirt

2014 Race Report by Quickdirt

2014 Photo's by Nicolette Worboy

2014 Photo's by Cindy Gay